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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The front counter of Insomnia Cookies is located on 295 S. Water St Kent, Ohio.

BOK ’24: Best sweet treat

Kayla Gleason, Beat Reporter April 4, 2024

FIRST: Insomnia Cookies  Students looking for late-night sweet treats find a perfect match with Insomnia Cookies, which is open after midnight every day.  Whether they’re staying up late to study...

Roccos Cupcake Cafe sells a variety of cupcakes at 295 S. Water St.

Rocco’s Cupcake Café continues to bring sweet treats to Kent

Patrick Creedon, Reporter October 29, 2023

Rocco’s Cupcake Café opened in February 2023, and owner Michela Rocco reflected on what inspired her to pursue a baking business while also looking into the Kent café’s future.  Rocco taught...

Insomnia Cookies sells several different items, including cookie cakes. Insomnia Cookies was nominated for multiple Best of Kent awards and is located at 295 S. Water Street.

Best sweet stuff

Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Insomnia Cookies Open late for midnight snacking college students, Insomnia Cookies offers a variety of cookies and sweet treats to fit in a college-student budget.  The bakery chain was founded...

Freshman photography major Abigail Burkhardt orders at Cleveland Bagel Cafe March 15. Cleveland Bagel Cafe is located at 436 E. Main St.

Best new business

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2023

FIRST: The Cleveland Bagel Cafe Decades ago, people went to Brady’s Cafe. Recent graduates remember the old Starbucks. Now, students study, go on dates and stop for a bagel at the cottage on the corner...

Grand openings in downtown Kent

February 6, 2023

This past Saturday, two unique shops hosted their grand openings in downtown Kent. Both Rocco's Cupcakes Café and Sun in Leo had busy stores on opening day. The two owners, who are also Kent State...

Rocco’s Cupcake Cafe to open in Downtown Kent 2023

November 15, 2022

Rocco’s Cupcake Cafe is coming to downtown Kent. Originally an online e-commerce business, owner Michela Rocco is opening up a storefront in early 2023. Rocco’s is just one of several small businesses...

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